Breed-Specific Legislation

Scientific studies and municipal experience show that Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL), commonly called a “pit bull ban,” does not improve community safety. These studies also show that BSL costs taxpayers money and places additional burden on municipal resources.

Cities (and states) across the country are repealing BSL in favor of broad-based dangerous animal laws. This is happening as citizens and lawmakers recognize and become aware of the research and evidence. Many national accredited organizations have made replacing BSL with “breed-neutral” dangerous animal laws their number one recommendation.

We believe all progress starts with the facts. To help increase understanding around the topic, we’ve compiled a list of supporting organizations, facts, and “myths” below.